Glendale Stagecoach Inn on Beaver Creek

Saturday, September 18, 2010

1921 Flood - When the Schaeffer Dam Broke


1921 FLOOD WHEN SCHAEFFER DAM BROKE
PHOTO TAKEN ON LOWER BEAVER CREEK

As the swollen Beaver Creek emptied into the Arkansas River, Pueblo braced for the flood, where damage was much greater than on Beaver Creek. No loss of life was reported on Beaver Creek because the residents heeded the earlier warnings. Most of the farms and ranches had been destroyed and were not rebuilt or reoccupied for decades. A Diversion Dam was later rebuilt by the Beaver Park water company and is still used by the town of Penrose for its irrigation and drinking water.

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